Friday, April 24, 2009

Inaugural Poem Remix

Granted this is a day late and a dollar short, but while searching for songs with the word "movie" in the title on the Hype Machine I stumbled upon a song called "Sparklesharp: The Movie" by Pflaphpschoen. I clicked to listen to it and it was this weird ambient violin music with a lady talking and saying random things. I saw it was from WFMU's Beware of the Blog, which often posts extremely weird stuff. So I checked it out. And what do you know? WFMU apparently asked for folks to submit remixes of “Praise Song for the Day,” Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem. The best ones use Alexander's own voice and are kind of cool (PLU + RIAA's "A Golden Induction" and Sick To The Back Teeth's "Take Out Your Boom" for example), while the worst ones skip using her voice entirely, opting instead for a supposedly "funny" but more often stupid voice. Many are unlistenable (spare yourself any of the Fatty Jubbo remixes). But it's a cool idea regardless of the resulting execution (and I definitely mean that in every possible way).

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